Group Charges Entertainers On Tackling Drug Abuse
The Executive Director, of Campaign Against Drugs as well as Substance Abuse, Valentine Ani, commonly typically called Zhyon within the recreation profession, has actually prompted entertainers to use their corresponding systems to figure out the difficulties presented by drug as well as drug abuse in Nigeria.
Speaking during the NGO’s media launch on the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, he specified young people had actually liked recreation, consisting of that entertainers should get on the center of major the advertising and marketing project against the abuse of immoral drug within the country.
He specified, “I am from a history where medications have actually developed chaos which is why I took it upon myself to obtain some individuals that are likewise enthusiastic concerning this training course to develop a front as well as start to war it.
“Entertainment is no question something that the young people can refrain without. The fact is that we have actually been creating even more of the unfavorable elements of what our creative thinking can do. Entertainment is a pressure that if effectively directed, will certainly develop favorable modifications.
“But most of our colleagues are somehow guilty of drug use and drug abuse. I know that if we can do this from within the entertainment industry, it will be a lot faster in taking this message to the youth and then getting the youths off drugs because entertainers are like icons and once we can get all hands on deck across the board, I think the awareness against drug abuse will spread faster.”
Zhyon specified he teamed up with companies along with the Advocate for Global Peace International, Aforevo TELEVISION, as well as Afestac Media, among others, consisting of that strategies had actually been wrapped up to use recreation to advertising and marketing project against substance abuse at various professors.
Also speaking, the Executive Director of, the African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention,Amb Chris Ibeh defined the recreation profession as the most effective influencer of drug-related factors in Nigeria as well as around the world.
“There have actually been circumstances where Nigerian artists press drug problems in their video clips while several of them passed away as an outcome of medications as well as drug abuse.
“So, it is a thing of joy that we now have stakeholders from the entertainment industry coming to say no to drugs and substance abuse. This is a step forward in complementing the efforts of the NDLEA,” Ibeh specified.